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UEFA Women’s World Cup cup qualifiers on Paramount+: The best matches to watch this week

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The UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers kick off this week and now, for the first time, you can catch much of the action on Paramount+ with 15 matches are available beginning September 16. Fans can watch select national teams from Europe battle for a spot in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zealand.

The 15 UEFA matches will feature six games with the England women’s national team, and four matches with the German women’s national team. A total of 11 UEFA federations will qualify for the 2023 World Cup, and qualifying will run into next year through September 2022, with playoffs for the final spots concluding in October 2022. 

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup was dominated by UEFA national teams with representatives from Europe making up seven of the eight quarterfinalists, including England both Germany. Of course, the eighth team, the United States women’s national team ultimately won the tournament.

So, now that you know you’ve got access to the matches, here are the best ones to watch this week.

Games to watch this week on Paramount+

September 16

  • Denmark vs. Malta: Denmark features one of the game’s most prolific scorers with Chelsea’s Pernille Harder. A recent ACL injury to veteran Nadia Nadim means the team will be without their most experienced player, but head coach Lars Sondergaard has called in Olivia Moller Holdt in her place.
  • Norway vs. Armenia: Norway enters qualifiers after losing three consecutive friendlies against Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands. The team has talented figures on the roster, including FC Barcelona’s Caroline Graham Hensen and Ingrid Engen. Chelsea FC’s Guro Reiten is another option for the team in the midfield as well.

September 17

  • England vs. North Macedonia: England heads into UEFA qualifiers after several of their players competed in the Tokyo Summer Games with team Great Britain and were eliminated in quarterfinals. The 25 player roster named for the current UEFA qualifiers is the first for new head coach and former Netherlands manager Sarina Wiegman. The roster features a mix of experience and youth, with NWSL standouts Rachel Daly and Ebony Salmon in the mix.

September 18

  • Germany vs. Bulgaria: Germany enter UEFA qualifiers off a pair of June friendlies where the team went winless in a loss against France and a scoreless draw against Chile. The team was eliminated in the 2019 World Cup quarterfinals, and due to UEFA Olympic qualifying rules, missed out on the opportunity to compete in the Tokyo Summer Games. The roster has a wide range of top tier talent, with Olympique Lyon and OL Reign midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan and Bayern Munich forward Lea Schuller.

Paramount+ home of elite women’s soccer qualifiers

In addition to UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, Paramount+ will also feature Concacaf Women’s World Cup Qualifying action beginning in November 2021 and the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which serves as FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers for the Asian Football Confederation beginning in January 2022.

Below is the UEFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying schedule on Paramount+ through November. The remaining 2022 match schedule will be announced at a later date.

Thursday, Sept. 16

Denmark vs. Malta

12:00 PM

Thursday, Sept. 16

Norway vs. Armenia

12:00 PM

Friday, Sept. 17

England vs. North Macedonia

2:00 PM

Saturday, Sept. 18

Germany vs. Bulgaria

10:00 AM

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Germany vs. Serbia

10:00 AM

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Luxembourg vs. England

2:15 PM

Thursday, Oct. 21

Denmark vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

12:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 23

England vs. Northern Ireland

12:15 PM

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Norway vs. Belgium

TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Latvia vs. England

TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Germany vs. Israel

TBA

Friday, Nov. 26

Germany vs. Turkey

TBA

Saturday, Nov. 27

England vs. Austria

TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 30

England vs. Latvia

TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Denmark vs. Russia

TBA




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